Does Size Matter?

http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Parks/Capital_Improvement_Projects/Republic_Square/rep1-400.jpg

Right-Sizing Park Stewardship The Central Park Conservancy manages 843 acres. Prospect Park Alliance partners with the city to oversee 585 acres. And the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy stewards over 1700 acres with its parks department. On the other hand, Sister Cities Park in Philadelphia is less than five acres. And Republic Square in Austin is less …

The Collaborative Advantage, Part Two

http://www.prospectpark.org/media/image/ppvc-community.jpeg

Today’s blog entry picks up on my entry from last week focusing on conversations with Tupper Thomas, former President of the Prospect Park Alliance and Administrator of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Meg Cheever, current President and CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Pioneers in public-private partnerships for parks, both Meg and Tupper’s years of experience …

Lessons from the Masters: The City of New York and Central Park Conservancy’s Park Partnership

A blog dedicated to talking about public-private partnerships created for parks has to begin with one of the oldest and most successful – the City of New York and the Central Park Conservancy. When the Central Park Conservancy was formed in 1980 the idea of a public-private partnership for parks that went beyond just fundraising …

Public-Private Partnerships for Parks: Tapping the Wisdom of Their Success

At the end of 2012, in November, the Brookings Institution released the first of a series of policy proposals for reviving metropolitan economies. One of them calls for the federal government to establish a national unit supporting public-private partnerships: In a time of constrained public budgets, leveraging private-sector financial resources and expertise to deliver a …